When it comes to punkrock, DeeCRACKS is one of the best bands of that genre to come out of Austria. They are uncompromisingly staying true to their vision of rock’n’roll and have brought their energetic 3- chord power live shows to perfection throughout the years by touring Europe and the USA several times.
Starting out in 2003 as a 4-piece playing Ramones cover songs on their drummers birthday party, they knew they were ment to become a real band and started writing their own songs, inspired by bands such as the Ramones, Schreeching Weasel, the Queers or the Riverdales. Back then the band was known as the CRETINS.
Having been in bands before, the CRETINS easily caught attention and started playing shows all over Austria before recording a 10-track demo with Tom Zwanziger (Antimaniax) in the summer of 2004. The demo never got released but the band was busy playing shows and entertain punkrock fans in and around Austria. In the first 3 years of existance they have played with bands such as the Black Lips, Leftöver Crack, Five Knuckle, Kings of Nuthin’, Born to Lose, Tribute to Nothing and austrian bands Antimaniax, Rentokill, the Incredible Staggers and Astpai.
The CRETINS recorded their first full-length album in 2006. The self titled 16-track CD was released on April 27th, 2007 by Dambuster Records (distributed by Cargo Records Germany). Their debut record opened the door for touring internationally, which extended their fanbase. However, the release caused legal troubles as a German band called the Creetins (Roadrunner Records) sued them for the name which ended in changing the name from the CRETINS to DeeCRACKS in December 2007.
Despite having to change the name and decreasing from a 4- to a 3-piece band, DeeCRACKS did not stop touring and stayed true to their music. In 2009 they found their proper home in Rotterdam’s Monster Zero Records, run by member of the Apers. They released a 7” single called ‘Beach 90’ (MZ05) for their first US-tour with Johnie 3 on June 25th, 2009 and self- released the EP ‘Totally Cracked!’.
The first full-length album as DeeCRACKS entitled ‘Attention! Deficit Disorder’ (MZ10) was released on LP, CD and digital on July 15th, 2010. Since being part of Monster Zero, the band has played tours in the USA, Europe and UK and have played shows with bands like the Methadones, Chixdiggit!, the Queers, Kepi Ghoulie, No Use For A Name, Off With Their Heads, Cobra Skulls, the Cute Lepers, Deichkind and many more.